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Romney Discards One More Bush Legacy

Jonathan Cohn, New RepublicHas Mitt Romney been playing the race card by suggesting, falsely, that President Obama gutted the work requirements in welfare? By approving ads telling seniors Obama took “your money” and spent…

Vote Fraud and Its Beneficiaries

Glenn Reynolds, New York PostAmericans will fight and die for democracy, but when it comes to the actual business of elections, stuffed ballot boxes and cemetery voters are the subject of jokes more than outrage — though a democracy in which…

The Ascent of Ann Romney

David Von Drehle, TimeWith Ann Romney, what you see is what you get, except when it’s not. The would-be First Lady is indeed a picture-perfect country-club Republican woman, bright and attractive at 63, with a rich, handsome husband and five…

1976′s History-Making GOP Convention

Craig Shirley, Washington TimesThings were going bumpily according to plan for the men in charge of the President Ford Committee at the Republican National Convention in Kansas City, Mo., in August 1976. With so many moving parts, however, most campai…

Mitt’s Biography 2.0

Ed Kilgore, Washington MonthlyThose of you who spotted Mitt Romney’s Wall Street Journal op-ed today, entitled “What I Learned At Bain Capital,” might have been surprised that the GOP nominee was Going There at this sensi…

Romney, Ryan & the Spirit of 1776

Matthew Continetti, Weekly Standard‘America is more than just a place,” Paul Ryan told the Norfolk, Virginia, crowd during his first speech as Mitt Romney’s running mate. “It’s an idea. It’s …

Preventing a Nuclear Iran

Charles Krauthammer, Washington PostEither Israel is engaged in the most elaborate ruse since the Trojan horse or it is on the cusp of a preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.What’s alarming is not just Iran’s in…

Ryan’s Dangerous Randian Notions

Paul Krugman, New York TimesSo far, most of the discussion of Paul Ryan, the presumptive Republican nominee for vice president, has focused on his budget proposals. But Mr. Ryan is a man of many ideas, which would ordinarily be a good thing.In his cas…

What "The Wire" Tells Us About Poverty

Francis Fukuyama, Am. InterestIn Season 3, Episode 4 of the HBO series The Wire, Major “Bunny” Colvin, a senior black police commander assigned to Baltimore’s violent western police district, is interviewed by two white o…

Another Media Belly-Flop

Charles Hurt, Washington TimesRAPIDAN, Va. — In the latest “scandal” to rock Washington, a group of congressmen on a policy trip to Israel ended a hot day of touring the Holy Land with an unscheduled evening dip in the Se…

Just Think No

Maureen Dowd, New York TimesThere’s something trying about an unforgiving man suddenly in need of forgiveness.Yet Todd Akin is right. He shouldn’t have to get out of the United States Senate race in Missouri simply for saying what …

Time for "Democrats for Romney"

Jerry Della Femina, New York PostWhy not?Almost all of my friends are Democrats; all of them voted for Barack Obama in 2008.Ask them these days, as I have, if they plan to vote for Obama this November, and they’ll give you an “Oh s…

Egypt’s Military and the Arab Spring

Andrew McCarthy, National ReviewEarlier this week, I wrote about Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. He is a Muslim Brotherhood adherent who rose to the rank of general in Egypt’s military — the armed forces he has just been tapped to command b…

China Must Be Honest About Its Ambitions

Wang Chong, CaixinBEIJING – From the Huangyan Island, known also as the Scarborough Shoal, to the Diaoyu Islands, the Chinese territorial waters have been anything but calm. And inevitably, the shadow of the United States has been present behind all t…

Is California the New Detroit?

Robert Cristiano, New GeographyMost Californians live within miles of its majestic coastline "“ for good reason. The California coastline is blessed with arguably the most desirable climate on Earth, magnificent beaches, a backdrop of s…

A Conservative Star’s Hometown Roots

Steinhauer et al, New York TimesRepresentative Paul D. Ryan’s childhood home here was not overtly partisan. His parents were enthusiastic supporters of Representative Les Aspin, a Democrat, yet adored President Ronald Reagan from their glimp…